What to see in Corcubión

Corcubion, land of calm and bravery

Cultural Heritage

St James’ Way to Fisterra and Muxía through Corcubión

St James’ Way

The Jacobean myth could have its origin in Costa da Morte (Coast of Death), as these lands were the place where the known world ended and had a strong attraction to be visited, which is the reason why it has been pointed out that in this pre-Christian journey to the end of the known world could be the remote origin of the St James’ Way itself, as the Apostle reached our coasts, hence it is understandable that the Jacobean Route is extended to Finisterre and Muxía.

From Santiago there are four stages to make this extension of the Way: Santiago - Negreira (passing by O Alto do Vento, Mar de Ovellas and A Ponte Maceira); Negreira - Olveiroa (passing by Zas, O Cornado, Santa Mariña and Lago); after these two stages you can decide if you want to go first to Muxía and then to Fisterra or go first to Fisterra and then to Muxía. In case you choose the first option, the two remaining stages would be Olveiroa - Muxía (passing by Hospital, Dumbría, Senande and San Martiño de Ozón); and Muxía - Fisterra (passing by O Facho de Lourido, Lires, and Castrexe (Rostro’s beach)). If you decide to go first to Fisterra and then to Muxía, you would have to do the third stage: Olveiroa - Fisterra (passing by Hospital, Cee and Corcubión) and the fourth stage: Fisterra - Muxía (passing by Castrexe, Lires and O Facho de Lourido).

Therefore, St James’ Way to Fisterra and Muxía through Corcubión would be within the Olveiroa - Fisterra stage. In this case, in Hospital (Dumbría), the Way is divided in two: one to Muxía and other to Fisterra. If you choose to go to Fisterra you will arrive to Corcubión, a village you will enter from Cee and from where there are 14 kilometres left to Fisterra lighthouse.

Once you leave Cee and enter Corcubión, you will find, on the right hand side, the beginning of a steep slope with an information panel about the route of St James’ Way towards Fisterra as it passes through Corcubión. We observe two alternatives:

a) The traditional route, going up that steep slope (Rúa Cruceiro de Valdomar – Cruceiro de Valdomar Street), continuing along Rúa Alameda (Alameda Street) (always on our left), down Rúa Rafael Juan (Rafael Juan Street), followed by Rúa Antonio Porrúa (Antonio Porrúa Street), until we reach Praza de Castelao (Castelao Square).

b) Continue along the main road, bordering the sea, until you reach Praza de Castelao (Castelao Square), which you will find on your right, easy to identify due to the existence of several palm trees there.

Once you reach Praza de Castelao (Castelao Square), the Way continues to the left, up the Rúa San Marcos (San Marcos Street) until you reach the church, located in the Praza Párroco Francisco Sánchez (Párroco Francisco Sánchez Square). Once here, you must continue to the right, along Rúa das Mercedes (Mercedes Street), until you reach the children's playground, located in O Campo do Rollo.

At this point, the signs for the Way take you across the square where the playground is located and, following the yellow shells, you must start to go into the forest along the Rúa Fontiñas (Fontiñas Street). At the end of this cobbled climb you reach a dirt track where you must turn left and climb another small section. At the end of this climb you continue walking to the left along Camino Z until you reach the place of O Vilar, where you will find a wash house and a fountain on your left.

Leaving that wash house on the left, you must continue on the right (if you go down on the left you will return to the village), following the asphalt until you reach the main road (the AC-445). Cross this road carefully and you will find, on the left, San Pedro’s Recreational Area, where the Municipal Pilgrims' Hostel is also located, managed by the Galician Association of St James’ Way Friends (AGACS). From this hostel you can see the signs of the Way to continue towards Fisterra.

Once you arrive to Fisterra centre you should continue towards the lighthouse. From there you can continue with the Way from Fisterra to Muxía.

To obtain the Fisterrana (the document that proves you arrived on foot from Santiago to Fisterra, you have to go to the Tourist and Pilgrim Service Office, located in Praza da Constitución (Constitución Square) in Fisterra.